Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Atlas Obscura Gift Guide, The Snowflake Man, Art Forgeries and More!

Happy Winter Solstice, everyone! I still have a ton of holiday prep on my list. Gotta’ dash, but please enjoy these merry links…

A Martian Globe, Inkblot Photograph Albums and the Historically Accurate Leech Jar are only a few of the wondrous curios in the The 2016 Atlas Obscura Holiday Gift Guide. You might be done shopping but this is worth a skim.

The American Counter-Narrative of Ledger Drawings depict battles and reservation life from the perspective of Native-Americans .

How Science Uncovered $80 Million of Fine Art Forgeries.

It’s like a Christmas gift from the Washington Post. Now you can fact-check Trump’s tweets — in the tweets themselves.

Wilson Bentley, The Snowflake Man of Vermont, gave the world its first photograph of a snowflake. Via @artcollisions

These Madballs and ‘Phantasm’ Sentinel Sphere Christmas Ornaments are fiendishly cool-looking. Order now for next holiday! Frankly? I would hang these all year long in my studio.


Featured image is from page 708 of “Annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution”(1880).



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